History of Boxing

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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

Boxing in the 1920s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1920s 

Boxing in the 1930s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1930s 

Boxing in the 1940s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1940s 


Boxing in the 1950s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1950s 

Boxing in the 1960s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1960s 

Boxing in the 1970s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1970s


Boxing in the 1980s __ You will find an encyclopedic type article with many links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/boxing-in-the-1980s

Boxing, A Century In Review __ Decade by decade review of boxing's greatest moments, events, victories, defeats and tragedies.  - From boxingscene.com - http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/view.php?pg=history

Boxing History __ "Boxing, also known as pugilism or the sweet science, has roots that go all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. Back then fights would take place without gloves but with just leather taped on to the hands. This resulted in even more gruesome, deadly battles."  A brief general overview of boxing history. - From Boxing Today - http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring03/Bueneventura/history.htm

Boxing History I Boxing Legends __ Click on any link for a trip back in time. - illustrated - From eastsideboxing.com - http://www.eastsideboxing.com/timetunnel.html  

Boxing History and Fight Stories __ An interesting collection of click-to-read articles covering several aspects of boxing and boxing history. - illustrated - From Harry Zambelli - http://www.boxing-memorabilia.com/boxing%20history.htm 


Boxing History of the Heavyweights __ "Although Marvin Hart distinguished himself by winning the heavyweight championship of the world, he did only one thing as champion that was noteworthy. He was the first man to lose the title in his first defense."  This and much more in this history. - illustrated - From cbs.sportsline.com - http://cbs.sportsline.com/boxing/story/5981688 

Boxing Record Archive __ Database of boxing records with an online search facility. - From boxrec.com - http://www.boxrec.com/ 

Early Boxing (to 1838) __ "Fighting with fists was a sport about 6,000 years ago in what is now known as Ethiopia, from where it spread to ancient Egypt and eventually throughout the Mediterranean area. Ancient Crete also had a boxing-like sport, which probably developed independently, about 1,500 B.C." - From hickoksports.com - http://www.hickoksports.com/history/boxing01.shtml 

HickokSports.com - History - Bareknuckle Boxing in America __ A general look at this early period in modern United States boxing history. - From hickoksports.com - http://www.hickoksports.com/history/boxing02.shtml 

The History of Boxing __ You will find a general overview of boxing history. - From whitecollarboxing.com - http://whitecollarboxing.com/boxinfo.htm

History of boxing in Britain __ "Few people today are aware of just how popular and widespread the sport of boxing was in Britain in the first half of the 20th century."  A good overview. - illustrated - From nipperpatdaly.co.uk - http://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/britishboxinghistory.html

History of Canadian Boxing __ A detailed and lengthy look at the history of Canadian boxing. - From doghouseboxing.com - http://www.doghouseboxing.com/Ken/Hissner0629a09.htm

History of Early Canadian Boxing __ Learn about the state of Canadian boxing in the 1920s.  A PDF file - From boxingbiographies.com - http://boxingbiographies.com/bio/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=310 

The History of Pre-War Boxing in Britain __ You will find photos, a list of those who engaged in more than 5 contests, also a list of venues in Ireland and the United Kingdom, records, and handbills. Information focuses on the time period of 1920 to 1939, but some reaches as far back as 1887. - illustrated - From prewarboxing.co.uk - http://www.prewarboxing.co.uk/ 

An Illustrated History of Boxing __ An annotated slide show about the history of boxing beginning in ancient Greece. - illustrated - From about.com - http://boxing.about.com/od/history/ss/illustrated.htm  

International Boxing Hall of Fame __ A lot of history  with many articles and other resources. - illustrated - From ibhof.com - http://www.ibhof.com/

New History of Women Boxing __ "Women's boxing can trace it beginnings to London in the 1720's. During the following one and a half centuries women sporadically came out to the ring for exhibition and competitive fights as well as for prize bouts."  Great history in the form of a well annotated timeline. - illustrated - From fscclub.com - http://www.fscclub.com/history/box-hist-e.shtml

Olympics U.S. Boxing teams. __ U.S. Olympic team rosters to 1904. - From about.com - http://boxing.about.com/library/bl_oly_usteams.htm


Open Directory - Sports: Boxing: History __ DMOZ boxing history listings. - From dmoz.org - http://www.dmoz.org/Sports/Boxing/History/

Retired Boxers Foundation __ "In addition to assisting retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement, we also have the task of educating the public about the sport--the good, the bad and the ugly."  Learn about the organization, its history, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From retiredboxers.org - http://www.retiredboxers.org/

U.S. Olympic Boxing History __ U.S. Olympic boxing results back to 1904. - illustrated - From ringsideboxingshow.com - http://www.ringsideboxingshow.com/USOlympicTeams.htm

Women's boxing __ An encyclopedic entry about women's boxing and its history along with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_boxing     

Women's Boxing - History of Women's Boxing __ You will find historical events, women's firsts, amateur women and much more. - illustrated - from womenboxing.com - http://www.womenboxing.com/history.htm 



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